Not Losing Weight? Try These 5-Tactics That Deliver

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4. Breakfast Is King!

A well-rounded breakfast is the key to starting your day off on the right foot! Now, what we mean by “well-rounded” is a breakfast that’s fortified with protein. Great protein choices you should be structuring your meal around include;

  • Whole eggs or egg whites

  • Lean beef

  • Chicken or turkey sausage

  • Whey protein powder

  • Smoked salmon

Lean proteins are so important for your first meal because they set the tone for the rest of the day. Let’s take cereal for example, America’s favorite option for breakfast! Contrary to what most people think, cereal is usually high in both sugar and carbs, while also leaving much to be desired in the area of protein.

Consuming a bowl of cereal will lead to a sharp spike in blood sugar, followed by intense cravings. These cravings are usually for quick - unhealthy - energy burst style foods. This cycle can easily trap you and lead to increases in body fat and overall weight gain.

On the other hand, a meal built around protein, healthy fats and veggies will lead to a slow rise in blood sugar. This gives the body energy that is sustainable till the next meal. Slow jumps in blood sugar keep the mind sharp and focused, allowing you to not dwell on the next unhealthy treat to keep you going.

For those of you who have little time to cook in the morning, try a smoothie. Here are some ingredients to include in your next superfood smoothie;

  • Whey or plant based protein powder

  • Mixed berries (frozen or fresh)

  • Spinach

  • Small amount of nuts or nut butter (walnuts, almonds, cashews, Brazil nuts)

  • Greek yogurt

Enjoy!